MMAKS Advocates



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

MMAKS Advocates is a leading Ugandan firm active in project development, capital markets and M&A, and amember of the Africa Legal Network (ALN). 

The firm recently has been local counsel to the acquirer on regional deals. Ongoing deals such as TPG Global’s acquisition of the holding company of Cellulant Group and Canal+ international’s ongoing acquisition of MultiChoice Africa are examples of this. Other M&A work sees the firm advising on the Ugandan law aspects of Prudential’s acquisition of a 73% stake in GenAfrica asset managers limited.

In project development, the firm advised the Government of Uganda on the drafting of the project framework agreement for Uganda’s first oil refinery.

During the research period MMAKS hired Shellomith Irungu from Hashi Energy as director of its banking and finance practice.

Client feedback

"A dynamic team, commercially aware and who give sound advice." – Capital markets, competition, M&A, private equity, and restructuring and insolvency

"MMAKS has good response times and provides practical and very useful advice. The firm understands and highlights commercial issues effectively and allows the clients to make sound legal decisions. The firm needs to expand its team to increase its capacity although it is cognizant of this and in the past year has worked on increasing its numbers." – Competition, M&A, private equity, restructuring and insolvency

"Reactive, spot on advice and collaborative." – M&A and project finance

"The firm is very responsive, and its advice is clear and thoughtful. The lawyers had no difficulty in understanding complex or difficult legal issues." – Project finance

Primah Kyambadde 

"Responsive; clear advice; no problems with level or type of service."

Fiona Magona

"She is efficient and highly effective. She is highly knowledgeable and has very good client management skills."

Apollo Makubuya

"He is very responsive and knowledgeable on local law matters."